(Original post by AbdulBinShitskin)
No you don't. You can't even fly. Harry Potter isn't real. It's just a series of mediocre children's fantasy books. It's time to move on. You're French. Even just in your own language and from your own people, you have a lifetime of great literary works that you could be reading instead. Literature that will truly enrich you and furnish your mind with beauty and a sense of belonging to your people.
Stop with the Harry Potter ********, please. The fact that you all do this ironically makes it even worse. Please PLEASE. It's EMBARRASSING.
Well, excuse you.
Yes, I am French, I was raised in a French household, but I never lived in France (cute that you dug around my profile before replying to my post—note the sarcasm). I consider myself to be a third culture child, so I probably have more international experience than you do. I started my education in English when I was 2 and a half, spent 7 years in a British school in Korea, the rest of that in International schools in Europe (not in France) and I intend to finish my education with a Masters and/or a PhD in a British university in Neuroscience. If you want to ask more questions about why I see myself as a third culture child and not simply as French, feel free to ask.
I enjoyed the Harry Potter franchise, and there's a reason why the HP books were the top-selling books in modern history for a while. They have managed to target audiences from a young to mature age and manages to transport you into a world you wish were real (but who says it isn't— anything is possible in the world we live in, it could be a government secret, but who knows?) and it gives you characters that you can relate to a certain aspect and all these things one can aspire to be. Can I ask why you don't consider Harry Potter to be enriching or capable to furnish your mind? Because I consider it to do both those things since JK Rowling is a genius and created such vivid imagery and a timeless piece of literature. And concerning other literature, mind you, my mother is a Literature and Linguistics major from a reputable French university, so I have
read fine pieces of literature in my relatively short lifetime (many other novels, novellas, poems, short stories, vignettes,...)
I actually do play Quidditch, just google Quidditch UK or Muggle Quidditch (it's also a very big thing in the US). We have tournaments, leagues and a British national cup coming up. I'm also training with the UK national team tomorrow, which is a huge honour for any Quidditch player. I can tell you that flying causes unnecessary injuries and dangers, and the Student Union at the university I am studying at wasn't sure if flying would be covered by insurance so we just stick to running and pretend what we're flying (we all fly at one point). I'm a proud Chaser/Seeker, so I can defend my sport, and take my sport very very seriously. I would refer you to my YouTube channel with my Quidditch vlogs, but you'll probably dislike those videos, which I would expect from a close-minded individual like yourself, so I won't because I don't want negativity on my still budding channel (another thing I am proud of (along with Quidditch and my degree)).
The only thing I might see as "true" in your statement (but not entirely), is that I was a bit ironic in a joking way in my post, but that's an element of my humour—whitty, ironic, sarcastic joking phrases and questions.
My last point is a question, in a way. What are you doing on a harry potter related thread if you dislike the franchise and the world that surrounds it? It seems completely illogical to me unless you want to intentionally hurt feelings (tough luck, I was bullied and I now know how to deal with it, so you picked the wrong person).
My advice to you, if you are still reading, is to relax, and let everyone live their life. It's okay to disagree, but you just came off as rude and very disrespectful, and it seems that you also had intentions to hurt feelings, which is totally not okay.
So with that, I hope you learn how to turn those negative thoughts into positive ones and manage to deal with the hate you are channelling from inside you and spewing onto others (with malicious intentions, may I add). And finally, I wish you a very pleasant day, I genuinely do, I wouldn't wish a bad day on my enemies, so why would I wish that on an unpleasant person online.
Have a great day